Tougher U.S. Entry Requirements Demand Intervention

Fear of customs hassles may be supplanting fear of flying for many attendees and exhibitors at international events held in the U.S. In the security-obsessed post-Sept. 11 climate, incoming travelers and shipments are expected to encounter greater scrutiny.

Most observers predict visitors from western Europe still will have little trouble entering the U.S. "But when you get into the emerging economies, it gets dicey," says Steven Hacker, president of the International Association for

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